Nigeria is in the throes of one of the worst cholera outbreaks it’s seen in years—with nearly 70,000 cases so far this year–-while its health system is consumed with the COVID-19 fight, the AP reports.   The numbers, shared Monday by the Nigeria CDC:

Chile’s well-tuned vaccination campaign is an exemplar for wealthy countries and the rest of the world. 87% of eligible Chileans have been vaccinated. It has 36 million doses for its population of 19 million. It’s also approved vaccinations for children ages 6 to…

Emerging data show the Moderna vaccine may retain higher effectiveness over Pfizer’s as months go by, but experts caution that it’s still early days and the comparisons may be flawed, Axios reports.

The Gates Foundation’s 5th annual Goalkeepers Report is out, and it zooms in on how the pandemic has derailed progress toward the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Released yesterday ahead of the UN General Assembly, which starts today, the report calls for ramped-up…

Booster COVID-19 vaccine doses are not currently needed for the general population, wrote 18 international vaccine experts in a Lancet commentary published yesterday.

There’s been plenty of alarm about vaccine breakthrough infections—but how likely are they, really?   Based on recent US data from recent weeks, it looks like around 1 in 5,000, according to estimates from Utah, Virginia, and King County, Washington, all of which have…

Men make up just 40% of those vaccinated against COVID-19 in South Africa—yet there is no evidence that vaccine hesitancy is more common among South African men.   Attitudes toward HIV testing may offer some insight into how ideas of masculinity play into vaccine avoidance…

Results from a new global survey released today show more than half of those who are unvaccinated in 50+ countries indicated they definitely or probably won’t get a COVID-19 vaccine. Key reasons for hesitation, according to August 16–31 results from the survey, include:

A dengue fever outbreak is believed to have caused the deaths of 114 people—including 88 children—and sickening ~12,000 people since the beginning of the month, The Times of India reports.

There’s been plenty of alarm—but how likely are breakthrough infections, really?   Based on recent US data, it looks like around 1 in 5,000 per day, according to estimates from Utah, Virginia, and King County, Washington.   These odds vary by region and vaccination uptake.…